Full episode - March 12, 2019
a vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet
Tuesday was a big day for Brexit. Lawmakers once again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to quit the European Union, 17 days before the planned departure date. Also, an outbreak of measles is happening in the Philippines. We hear reasons behind public skepticism of vaccines in different parts of the globe. And, the World Wide Web turns 30!
Full story - March 11, 2019
Women at the Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Women from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are increasingly risking their lives to flee. Some plan their escapes for years, and even with so much planning, there are times when things go wrong.
Full episode - March 11, 2019
cloaked family members grieve over the deaths of those pictured behind them
In the aftermath of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, we look at the role Ethiopian Airlines has in the country and the region. Plus, we remember some of the passengers who died on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Also, Tibet marks 60 years since a rebellion tried and failed to overthrow Chinese rule. And, a woman joins the ranks of Acapulco's famous cliff divers.
Full story - March 09, 2019
A woman stands at a podium. Behind her is a sign that says "Tibet will be free."
It's been 60 years since the Tibetan uprising in Lhasa prompted the Dalai Lama to flee his palace.
Full story - March 08, 2019
Young boys wearing white robes and caps stand behind green flag with Arabic script.
The timing of this anti-kafir push is hardly accidental. Indonesia's conservative Muslim clerics are gaining influence through social media with hard-line messages. Nahdlatul Ulama, or NU, with more than 90 million followers, wants to disseminate the “message of Islam as a source of universal love.”
Full story - March 08, 2019
A large group of people sit on a wooden boat with a man rowing at the head of the boat toward a golden colored city at night.
Aatish Taseer talks with The World's Marco Werman about his experiences with caste in modern-day India and describes one of the most revealing moments from his new book, "The Twice Born: Life and Death on the Ganges."
Full story - March 08, 2019
A woman wearing headphones leans back on a settee staring at the ceiling in an artistic portrait
An alien named Micropixie and her human counterpart, Single Beige Female, use music to understand humanity.
Full episode - March 08, 2019
A crowd of women stand under a shower of confetti. They have gold medals around their necks and are wearing matching shirts reading "world champs."
The US Women's National Soccer team is suing their sport's governing body for equal pay. Also, leading clerics in Indonesia are urging Muslims around the world to refrain from using the Arabic word for "infidel" to refer to non-Muslims. And we meet Micropixie, a San Francisco-based musician whose family has been migrating between continents for three generations, leaving her with a unique perspective on borders and freedom.
Full story - March 07, 2019
A woman wearing a colorful headband holds a bass guitar
Musician Islam Elbeiti is part of the face of the monthslong protests that have become the biggest threat to President Omar al-Bashir since he took over in a coup almost 30 years ago.
Full story - March 07, 2019
On Thursday, the Canadian government apologized for the mistreatment of families like Anawak's in the mid-20th century.